• Healthy Living Survey

    January 23, 2013

    Good morning!

    I stumbled upon this “Healthy Living Survey” on Lindsay’s blog the other day. She published it back in July, but it looked like a fun post for Hump Day, so here we go!

    1. What did you eat for breakfast?

    Rudis gluten-free toast with Teddie peanut butter + sliced banana and a glass of half-caf iced coffee (decaf mixed with Molted Chocolate) with almond milk.

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    2. How much water do you drink a day?

    I don’t keep track, but a lot. I drink a glass of iced coffee every morning and then water for the rest of the day. I rarely drink anything else… ok, well, besides wine on occasion.

    3. What is your current favorite workout?

    CrossFit!! And workouts with Murphy!

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    4. How many calories do you eat a day?

    No idea. I don’t keep track anymore, not even a rough estimate. I eat based on my hunger, nutrients, colon health (sounds glamorous, right?), and what makes me happy.

    5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?

    I love snacks! Here are my favorites:

    • Sliced banana with nut butter
    • Sweet Potato Wedges
    • Hummus or guacamole with rice crackers or raw veggies
    • Protein shakes made with iced coffee and almond milk
    • Cheese!
    • Greek yogurt with Paleo “granola”
    • Nuts
    • A spoonful of nut butter

    And here are some of my favorite travel-friendly snacks!

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    6. What do you usually eat for lunch?

    I usually eat leftovers from dinner the night before or whatever randomness we have in the refrigerator. It’s typically meat + veggies + healthy fat.

    7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?

    Upper body. I always had the weakest upper body, but now I’m finally making some gains at CrossFit, so it’s fun to see how far I’ve come with my upper body strength!

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    8. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?

    My core. Hollow rocks are the bain of my existence.

    9. What are your “bad” food cravings?

    Ha! Bad, huh? I feel so naughty admitting my cravings! I love cake/cupcakes/cake pops, nachos, cheese, my Mom’s Apple Crisp, Doritos, truffle French fries, Sauvignon Blanc… just to name a few.

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    10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?

    Yep!

    Daily: VSL#3, fish oil, and L-Glutamine.

    A few times a week: GNC Hair, Skin & Nails Formula (GNC recently sent me some to try) and protein shakes made with either vanilla fitmixer or Cookies & Cream Pro Performance AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60.

    11. How often do you eat out?

    Usually, once a week. I love dining out!

    12. Do you eat fast food?

    Does Subway count? I {heart} Subway in a major way. If Subway counts as fast food, then I do.

    13. Who is your biggest supporter?

    Mal. He’s pretty rad.

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    14. Do you have a gym membership?

    I have a CrossFit membership, but I’m still debating getting a gym membership for the winter months so I can run on the treadmill.

    15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?

    I used to get by on 5 or 6 hours of sleep, but it’s a priority for me nowadays since my body heals itself when I’m asleep (please note: goal #1.) I usually get 8–9 hours now.

    16. Do you have a “cheat” day?

    Everyday is a “cheat” day for me!

    17. Do you drink alcohol?

    Yes, but I’ve been having a little too much fun lately (and my digestive system doesn’t appreciate it), so I’m going to cut back. I took shots during the Pats game on Saturday night. Who am I?!?

    18. Do you have a workout buddy?

    Yep! A whole bunch of them at CrossFit 781!

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    And Kerrie, who beats me at every WOD we do together. But, one day, I’ll surprise her and beat her. Mwhahaha!

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    19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a Healthy Lifestyle?

    Ok, this is going to sound cheesy, but the best thing that has changed my life since committing to a healthy lifestyle is believing in myself. I’ve always been health-minded, but there were so many things that I didn’t think I could do or I was just afraid to do. Having more confidence in myself helped me achieve so many wonderful things over the years. Here are just some of them:

    Run a marathon (or two).

    Kick my sugar addiction.

    Try CrossFit.

    Climb a rope. < — Random, but I honestly thought I couldn’t do it!

    Quit my full-time job to purse what I love.

    Five years ago, if you told me I would do any of the things listed above, I would have thought you were crazy. But, learning what I’m capable of (both mentally and physically) motivates me and pushes me out of my comfort zone, so I continuously surprise myself.

    20. What was the last healthy thing you did?

    Gave Murphy a hug and then reminded him about our FIRST VISIT today!

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